A Selection of the Melodies of the Tyne and the Wear (Topliff, Robert)

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Publisher. Info. London: R. Topliff, [1820].
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Work Title A Selection of the Melodies of the Tyne and the Wear
Alternative. Title A Selection of the most popular Melodies of the Tyne and the Wear, consisting of 24 Original Airs peculiar to the Counties of Durham & Northumberland, Three of which are harmonized with appropriate Words, Symphonies & Accompaniments, and the Remainder Variously Arranged for the Piano Forte
Composer Topliff, Robert
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRT 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 melodies, 3 harmonized songs:
  1. Weel may the Keel row, with 9 Variations
  2. Till the Tide comes in (Rondo)
  3. Go to the Kye wi' me (with Variation)
  4. Caw Hawkie, thro' the Watter (Rondo)
  5. Pelton Lonnon (Rondo)
  6. Dol Li A (with Variation)
  7. Life's Journey - Life's an ever shifting scene (Air: Christmas Day) - 3 voices, piano (lyr. George Patrick)
  8. Under a Lonely Roof (Air: Blow the Winds Southerly) - 3 voices, piano (lyr. George Patrick)
  9. The Orphan Boy - I once could smile (Air: The Old Horse) - 3 voices, piano (lyr. George Patrick)
  10. Elsie Marley
  11. The Black and the Grey
  12. We'll all away to Sunniside
  13. Spottie
  14. The Bonny Pit Laddie
  15. Cockle Geordie
  16. Up the Raw
  17. Bobby Shaftoe
  18. The Sword Dancers
  19. Kitty Bo-bo
  20. The Fleet's a coming
  21. Shields Law
  22. The Keel Man coming o'er land
  23. The Collier's Rant
  24. All hands upon deck
First Publication. 1820 ca.
Librettist George Patrick
Language English
Dedication Gentlemen of the Durham County Club
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano; 3 voices, piano